In a very sad and tragic turn of events, Montgomery Gentry singer, Troy Gentry, was killed in a helicopter crash today. The band immediately took to Twitter to confirm the terrible news.
The tweet said: “It is with great sadness that we confirm that Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash which took place at approximately 1:00pm today in Medford, New Jersey. The duo was scheduled to perform tonight at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford. Troy Gentry was 50 years old.”
Of course, the show has been cancelled and the focus has shifted to the accident. Right now, the band’s statement explains that “details of the crash are unknown. Troy Gentry’s family wishes to acknowledge all of the kind thoughts and prayers, and asks for privacy at this time.”
The Kentucky-based duo’s hits included “Hillbilly Shoes” and “Headlights” in addition to “Lucky Man,” for which they were nominated for a Grammy in 2008. They were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2009.
Gentry leaves behind wife, Angie, and daughters, Kaylee and Taylor.